Vietnamese history and people have become the theme of a workshop held within the framework of the “World Culture Day” in Gretz-Armainvilliers city, France, on March 23 and 24.

The workshop saw the attendance of the city’s Mayor Jean-Paul Garcia and Deputy Mayor Christian Bourdeille, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Duong Chi Dung, among others.

The first workshop on Vietnam in Gretz-Armainvilliers was chaired by historian Alain Ruscio, who is a close friend of Vietnamese people and a researcher of Vietnamese history, culture and civilisation.

Ruscio gave a presentation on distinctive cultural features in various regions in Vietnam, important landmarks in the country’s history and Vietnam-France traditional cooperation.

Ambassador Dung said the workshop was a highlight among activities organised by the city to celebrate 40 years of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Before the event, Dung planted a commemorative tree and launched activities in respond to the “World Culture Day”.-VNA